James W. Busby, 27, brother of SV woman
James William Busby, 27, of Kasson, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, in a Dodge County motor vehicle accident.
He was born Dec. 28, 1971, in Galesburg, Ill. He attended school in Dodge Center and became a union painter. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and stock car racing.
Survivors include his mother, Paula (Mrs. Timothy) Talbert of Dodge Center; his father, William Busby of Kasson; a sister, Jessica Busby of Spring Valley; a niece; and special friend, Angie Markham and her daughter Chyanne, both of Claremont; his paternal grandparents, James and Lee Busby of Dodge Center; his maternal grandparents, George and Mary Lermon of Mantorville.
The funeral Mass was held Monday at St. John the Baptist De La Salle Catholic Church in Dodge Center, with the Rev. James Seitz officiating. Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery in Wasioja, Minn.
Vernon-Czaplewski Funeral Home in Dodge Center was in charge of the arrangements.
Erma E. Bush, 85, Grand Meadow
Erma E. Bush, 85, of Grand Meadow, a homemaker, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at Grand Meadow Health Care Center where she had resided a short time.
Erma Emma Puck was born Sept. 29, 1913, in Sioux Valley Township, Jackson County, Minn., graduated from Sioux Valley High School and went on to teach in Bruster and Sioux Valley. On Nov. 20, 1937, she married Charles H. Bush Jr. in Spirit Lake, Iowa; he died in 1983. Mrs. Bush was active in 4-H, Farm Bureau, garden club and birthday club, and was PTA president. She was a member of United Church in Grand Meadow and the UCW, and enjoyed making dolls, quilting, gardening and crossword puzzles. She organized the recognition dinner for the seniors at the high school and read to residents at the Grand Meadow Care Center.
Survivors include four sons, Leslie and Dale, both of Grand Meadow, Jerry of Spring Valley and Glen of Tripoli, Iowa; three daughters, Carol (Mrs. Harry) Meyer of Byron, Mary (Mrs. Paul) Fay of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Janette (Mrs. Gary) Stromley of Northfield, Minn.; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harlan Puck of Lake Park, Iowa, and two sisters, Alva Schwarzenbach of Mesa, Ariz., and Laura Mae (Mrs. Arnold) Rients of Lakefield, Minn. A sister also preceded her in death.
The funeral was Saturday at the United Church in Grand Meadow with the Rev. Rob Gamble officiating. Burial in Grand Meadow Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Grand Meadow was in charge of arrangements.
Randy F. Busse, 35, grandson of SV woman
Randy F. Busse, 35, of Farmington, Minn., formerly of Rochester, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999.
He was born Dec. 16, 1963, in Rochester and graduated from John Marshall High School in 1982. On Jan. 22, 1994, he married Lisa Evenson in Hawaii. He was employed by Metro Fire Protection in Lino Lakes, Minn.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Breanna; and a son, Brett, both at home; his parents, Julian and Karen Busse of Rochester; a brother, Rodney of Millville; a sister, Kelly Busse of Eden Prairie, Minn.; and grandparents, Stella Busse of Spring Valley and Ethel and Alvin Larson of Stewartville.
The funeral was Saturday at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley, Minn. Burial was in the Spring Valley Cemetery.
Henry W. Anderson Mortuary in Apple Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the family in care of the mortuary.
Edward Busta Sr., father of SG man
Edward Busta, Sr., 94, of Lawler, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at his home of natural causes.
He was born Oct. 11, 1904, in Utica Township, the son of John and Anna (Kurash) Busta. He attended Utica No. 7 country school.
He farmed east of Little Turkey, retiring in 1976 and moving to Lawler. Hobbies included playing cards, fishing, shooting pool and he especially enjoyed polka music, listening to it daily.
He had been a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Lawler.
Survivors include three daughters, Gladys and Richard Balik of Fort Atkinson, Darlene and Francis Gebel of Lawler and Betty Busta of Lawler, Arnie and Sandy Busta of Waucoma, and Jim and Mary Lou Busta of Spring Grove; a daughter-in-law, Angie Busta of Waucoma; a son-in-law, Ed Panos, Sr. of Lawler; 41 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elizabeth, who died Sept. 24, 1980; a son, Walter; a daughter, Lorraine Panos; a granddaughter, Bonnie Panos; and three brothers, William, Stanley and Leonard Busta.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church with the Rev. Marvin Salz officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
The Larkin-Martin-Hugeback Funeral Home in New Hampton was in charge of arrangements.
Katherine Marie Byrge, 75, formerly of SV
Katherine Marie Byrge, 75, of Minnetonka died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, of a heart attack en route to the Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.
She was born Feb. 16, 1924, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Ralston and Mabel Conner. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1942. She attended Mankato State College and then became a nurse's aide at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. She married Laverne Byrge in 1953 and they lived in Ostrander and then moved to their farm in 1961. In 1980 they sold the farm and moved to San Jose, Calif., where her husband worked as an electrician until he retired. In 1989 they moved to Cave Junction, Ore., on a homestead at the edge of town. In July she moved to Minnetonka until her death.
She was active in a number of church and social clubs. She enjoyed her pets, gardening, cooking, needlepoint, pottery, painting, and visits to friends and neighbors.
She is survived by her husband, Laverne, 79; sons Phillip, Kevin, Gary and Joel; granddaughters Michele and Melisa; sisters Margaret and Carol; brother Jack; and many nieces and nephews. Her parents and her youngest son, Ralston, preceded her in death.
The funeral service was Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the First Lutheran Church and she was laid to rest at the Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea.
Allene Callan, 87, formerly of Fountain
Allene Callan, 87, of Rochester, formerly of Fountain, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth.
Born Sept. 18, 1911, in rural Fountain, she grew up there and graduated from Preston High School in 1929. She resided on the family farm near Fountain until 1968 and then lived in Preston until moving to Rochester in 1988. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church.
She is survived by a niece. A brother and a sister preceded her in death.
A funeral Mass was held Monday at Ranfranz Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Cook officiating. Burial was in St. Kilian's Cemetery in Wykoff.
Memorials are suggested to Samaritan Bethany Foundation.
Patricia Campbell, 65, formerly of Preston
Patricia A. Campbell, 65, formerly of Preston, died in Sun City, Ariz., on Jan. 8, 1999, after a courageous and spirited battle with acute leukemia.
She was born on July 15, 1934, in Rochester to Moppy and Alene Anderson of Preston. She graduated from Preston High School in 1952.
Like her mother, Alene, she became an accomplished pianist and organist and went on to study music at Carleton College in Northfield. Upon graduating in 1956, she became a music teacher for the elementary schools in Edina, Minn.
She married Robert V. Campbell on July 6, 1957. They started a family together in 1958 and moved to Duluth in 1964. Mrs. Campbell was a church organist in Duluth and Superior. She became an active member of the Duluth Junior League and of the Duluth Ballet Board. She worked at Bud's Clothing Store in Duluth, was an advertising representative for the Budgeteer Press/Skyworld News, and in 1978, co-founded Lake Superior/Port Cities Magazine, which is now Lake Superior Magazine. She was also a co-owner and office manager of Reporters Diversified Services in Duluth.
In addition to her music, Mrs. Campbell had a passion for reading, cooking, boating, needlework and silver craft. Her favorite role was that of mother and grandmother. Her love of children drove her to become an active volunteer and board member at Northwood Children's Home and Duluth Marshall School.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; a daughter, Torri of San Francisco; sons Todd of Superior and Trent of Middlebury, Vt.; brothers Kinsey Anderson of El Cerrito, Calif., and Phillip Anderson of Willmar, Minn.; grandchildren Anna, Corrin, Mitchell, Emily, Owen and Milly; and five nieces. They will all miss her strong spirit, easy laugh and boundless love.
Curtis E. Carlson, 59, father of GM men
Curtis E. Carlson, 59, of Rochester, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, of natural causes following a short illness at Saint Marys Hospital.
He was born Nov. 20, 1939, in Kasson, and grew up on the family farm in Rock Dell Township. He attended rural schools and graduated from Kasson High School. At the age of 18 he was employed at General Trading Co. in Rochester, and for the past 20 years has been a co-owner. The firm is now known as CarQuest Auto Parts of Rochester. On Sept. 11, 1959, he married Vee Ann Herrick in Kiester, Minn. Mrs. Carlson is also involved in the business. Mr. Carlson was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville and the Eagles Lodge in Rochester.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Timothy of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and twins, Todd and Troy, both of Grand Meadow; six grandchildren; one brother, Allan of Byron, and one sister, Jeaneen (Mrs. Duane) Jensen of Minneapolis.
The funeral was Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville, with the Rev. Ron Allen officiating. Burial will be held in the spring.
Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville was in charge of arrangements.
Earl Raymond Carter, 74, Grand Meadow
Earl Raymond Carter, 74, of Grand Meadow, retired from a career in the Air Force, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis.
He was born Feb. 18, 1924, in Bennington Township, Mower County, and graduated from Grand Meadow High School. He was a member of the Grand Meadow Gun Club and National Rifle Association, and was an avid trap shooter, hunter and cardplayer.
Survivors include two brothers, Roy of Grand Meadow and Paul of Colorado Springs, Colo. A brother preceded him in death.
The funeral was Tuesday at United Church of Grand Meadow with the Rev. Rob Gamble officiating. Burial was in Grand Meadow Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Grand Meadow was in charge of arrangements.
Marion Bacon Carter, 88, of Preston
Marion Bacon Carter, 88, of Preston, formerly of Minneapolis, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at the Preston Good Samaritan Center.
The former Marion Bacon was born May 20, 1910, in Mabel the daughter of Daniel and Edna (Donaldson) Bacon. She attended school in Canton, graduated from Preston High School in 1928 and then the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis. She was employed by National Tea Company and Pillsbury Company in Minneapolis. She transferred to Burlingame, Calif., while employed by Pillsbury where she met and married Morven Carter. They moved to Shawnee, Okla., where she worked as a secretary for the U.S. Government. They made their home in Shawnee until her husbandís death in 1977 when she returned to reside in Minneapolis. She became a resident of the Preston Good Samaritan Center in 1992.
She was a member of Lake Harriet United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, was a volunteer at Walker Methodist Home in Minneapolis and volunteered her services at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.
She is survived by a stepson, Marvin Carter; two step-grandchildren; three nieces, Laurel Fandel of Mason City, Faith Trost of Edina and Lois Barlow of Preston and one nephew, Curtis Tessum of Radcliff, Ky. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers.
A memorial service will be held at the Preston United Methodist Church this spring. Her body has been cremated. Burial of her ashes will be in the Mabel Cemetery in Mabel, also later this spring.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.
Ethel Lorraine Casterton, 70, Spring Grove
Ethel Lorraine (Gulbro) Casternon, 70, of Spring Grove, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, Wis., after a short illness.
She was born April 26, 1929, in Winneshiek County, Iowa, to Affrey and Isabelle (Grindland) Gulbro. She attended rural Highlandville school.
On May 31, 1947, she married Lawrence S. Casterton. She started farming with her husband in rural Spring Grove in 1950. He died Feb. 15, 1984. After his death, she moved to Spring Grove in 1984.
She had worked at Tweeten Lutheran Health Care Center and KQYB radio station since 1981. She was a member of Highland Lutheran Church, rural Spring Grove, where she was active in various church groups.
She is survived by two sons, Roger Casterton of Spring Grove and Robbie Casterton of Caledonia; one daughter, Linda (Wiley) Harley of Frederick, Md.; two grandsons; three sisters, Helen Asleson of International Falls, Minn., Leila Merrick of Laguna Niegel, Calif., and Sadie Wilder of Anaheim, Calif.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Gulbro.
Funeral services were Saturday at Highland Lutheran Church, rural Spring Grove. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Rev. Barbara Wangsness Lizarazo officiated.
Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Martin Vincent Cawley, 83, of Spring Valley
A funeral Mass for Martin Vincent Cawley, 83, of Spring Valley, was held Saturday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin, with the Rev. Paul Nelson officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Elvina, of Spring Valley; a brother, John of Edmonds, Wash.; three sisters, Lucina Regan of Oconomowoc, Wis., Margaret Quale of Rose Creek, and Louise (Mrs. Lyle) Brown of Minneapolis.
Mayer Funeral Home in Austin was in charge of arrangements.
Anna R. Chally, 93, formerly of Ostrander
Anna R. Chally, 93, of Rochester, a retired registered nurse, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, in the health care center at Charter House.
Anna R. Allen was born Sept. 15, 1905, in Manson, Calhoun County, Iowa, grew up on the family farm there and graduated from Manson High School. She received her nurse's training at St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee, Ill. On Oct. 5, 1935, she married Dr. Daniel Martin in Kankakee and he died in October 1945. She married Edwin Chally Aug. 25, 1948, in Kankakee. He preceded her in death in February 1965. She worked in Kankakee until her second marriage and resided in Herscher, Ill., before moving to Ostrander in 1950. She had resided in Rochester since 1962 and worked at Saint Marys Hospital from 1962 until her retirement in 1968. She was a member of Phi Sigma Alpha Sorority and the Rochester Congregational Church.
Survivors include a son, Dr. Daniel C. Martin of Rochester; and three grandchildren. Four sisters preceded her in death.
A memorial service was held Monday in Charter House Chapel with Chaplain Ann Opitz officiating. Burial was in the Spring Valley Cemetery.
Vine Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation or reviewal.
Memorials are suggested to the Congregational Church or Salvation Army.
Wilma Clauson, 82, Spring Grove
Wilma Clauson, 82, of Spring Grove, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, at Winneshiek Memorial Hospital in Decorah.
Wilma Betz was born on May 5, 1917, to John and Louise (Klankowski) Betz in Mayville Township, Houston County. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Caledonia. She attended district #90 school. On Nov. 7, 1936, she married Harry Heintz. They lived in rural Caledonia and were later divorced. On Aug. 8, 1948, she married William Gerhard Clauson. They farmed in Highland Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, with Mr. Clausonís sister, Selma. Mr. Clauson died in 1971 and Mrs. Clauson and Selma continued on the farm.
Mrs. Clauson was an enthusiastic, hard-working woman who lived with generosity and zest. She was a wonderful wife and mother. She loved children, dancing, farming and her cattle and chickens. She was a meticulous person who gave of herself to all whom she knew by baking and cooking. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Mrs. Clauson is survived by three daughters: Julia Heintz (Alvin) Forde of Sparta, Wis., Connie Clauson (Joseph) Pearce of Slater, Iowa, and Carol Clauson (Michael) Bergan of Decorah; three granddaughters, Joyce (Brian) Allen of LaCrescent and Johanna and Clara Bergan of Decorah; two grandsons, Jon (Susie) Forde of Madison, Wis. and Joseph Pearce III of Slater, Iowa; one great-grandson, Luke Forde of Madison; two great-granddaughters, Lydia and Liesl Allen of LaCrescent; five sisters-in-law; her companion of 51 years with whom she lived and farmed, Selma Clauson in rural Spring Grove; Jarla Clauson of Decorah, Julie (Kenneth) Boots of Dorchester, Helen Betz and Mae Betz, both of Caledonia, as well
as many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gerhard Clauson, an infant daughter, Carolyn Joyce Clauson, two brothers, Frank and William (Bill) Betz and a sister and brother-in-law, Olga and Earlin Heintz.
Funeral services were Friday at Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church, rural Spring Grove, with the Rev. Arndt Braaten officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Curtis N. Cocker, 61, formerly of Canton
Curtis N. Cocker, 61, of rural Chatfield, a retired IBM technical writer, died of cancer Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at his home.
He was born June 23, 1937, in Canton, graduated from Dodge Center High School in 1956, and served in the Army from 1961 to 1963 with overseas duty in France. On June 11, 1960, he married Janet Meredith in Rochester. Before moving to rural Chatfield in 1967 he lived in Canton, Rochester and Dodge Center.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Steven and Jeffrey, both of Chatfield; a daughter, Danna (Mrs. Jeffrey) Engquist of Cambridge, Minn.; three grandchildren; three brothers, Hugh, Douglas and Grant, all of Rochester, and a sister, Kathrine Phares of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
The funeral was held Tuesday at the Chatfield United Methodist church with the Rev. Dennis Cox-Townsend officiating. Spring burial will be in Northwest Pilot Mound Cemetery.
Alice Cody, 77, formerly of Lanesboro
Alice Cody, 77, a former Lanesboro resident, died at her home in St. Paul, on July 7, 1999.
Alice Irene Hildestad was born on Jan. 11, 1922, to Martin and Esther Hildestad, who resided in the rural Lanesboro area. She graduated from Lanesboro High School in the class of 1939. She attended Minneapolis Business College and worked as a payroll clerk at Union Brass and later for Econo Laboratories. On April 14, 1945, she was united in marriage to John Francis Cody.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Carla Lyons and Donna Cody; three grandsons and one granddaughter; one sister, Margaret Kyro; and four brothers, Harold, Elmer, Reuben and Norman. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Paul, and an infant brother.
Marilyn Colleran, mother of Mabel woman
Marilyn A. Colleran, 67, of Rochester, died at Seasons Hospice in Rochester after a 16-month battle with cancer.
She was born Marilyn Alice Tierney on Sept. 16, 1931, at Mason City, Iowa. She graduated from Holy Family High School in 1949. In 1952, she graduated from Saint Marys School of Nursing in Rochester and worked at Saint Marys Hospital as a private duty nurse from 1952 to 1968. She worked as a nursing supervisor at Saint Marys from 1968 until her 1992 retirement. She was married in Phoenix and was later divorced. She enjoyed traveling, quilting and sewing.
Survivors include her mother, Gwen (Mrs. Winston) Whithead of Phoenix; five daughters, Karen Jensen of Austin, Sharon Colleran-King of Rochester, Carol Hyter of Mabel, and Colleen and Kathleen, both of Rochester; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother.
The funeral was held Monday at Macken Colonial Chapel in Rochester with the Rev. James McCauley officiating.
John Conway, 91, formerly of Lanesboro
John Conway, 91, of Chatfield and formerly of the Lanesboro area, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where he lived for two years.
He was born Jan. 23, 1908, in Burtonwood, England. In April of 1938, he married Mary McMinn in England. He emigrated to the United States in August of 1952 and moved his family to Chatfield in April of 1953. He was employed as a bricklayer until 1970 and farmed in the Lanesboro area until 1982. He as an avid beekeeper and gardener.
Survivors include his wife; six sons, Christopher of Santa Barbara, Calif., Jim, Peter and Philip, all of Chatfield, Bill of Minneapolis and Francis of Preston; two daughters, Elizabeth (Mrs. George) Frisch of Minneapolis and Jane (Mrs. Duane) Halverson of Chatfield; 22 grandhchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, James of Byron and three sisters, Alice Bickling of Pennsylvania, Louise Badger of Utah and Lily Axon of England. One brother and three sisters preceded him in death.
A memorial service was held on Monday at the Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield. Memorials are suggested to the Chosen Valley Care Center.